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 2018-10-22 13:32 

AP

Health Department: Medical marijuana patients double to 34K...

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy's administration says the medical marijuana program has doubled to 34,000 patients since he took office....

 2018-10-22 13:11 

Medscape

Yoga May Aid Smoking Cessation Efforts...

Complementary use of yoga may help smokers improve cessation rates, although the benefits appear to last only as long as the treatment does, new research suggests. Medscape Medical News...

 2018-10-22 13:11 

AP

New Hampshire among slow states in spending opioid grants...

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire has been slower than most other states in spending its first wave of emergency money from Congress to target the opioid crisis....

 2018-10-22 07:47 

AP

Zika outbreak in northern India state exceeds 100 cases...

NEW DELHI (AP) — The number of Zika virus cases has crossed 100 in Rajasthan, a state in northern India where palaces and forts draw large numbers of tourists each year....

 2018-10-22 07:05 

AP

Bucking trend, Ohio moved fast to use federal opioid money...

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio didn't hesitate to spend the first round of federal funding targeting the country's opioid crisis, unlike other states that also expanded Medicaid under the national heal......

 2018-10-22 05:05 

AP

Wisconsin woman helps international public health efforts...

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (AP) — When she's surrounded by strong women and men — colleagues, beneficiaries and friends alike — and seeing that her work matters, Mary Kante asks herself: "Who wouldn't want t......

 2018-10-22 04:13 

AP

Vermont offers new tools to compare health insurance plans...

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The organization that manages Vermont's health insurance exchange says there is a new tool available so people can compare plans and save money....

 2018-10-22 04:07 

AP

Feds to help Maine tribe curb opioid epidemic...

INDIAN TOWNSHIP, Maine (AP) — Four American Indian groups in Maine will receive more than $400,000 from the federal government to respond to the impact of the opioid epidemic in native communities....

 2018-10-22 03:58 

ABC News (US)

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Men who exercise might pass down healthier metabolism to their kids: Study...

A new study finds men who exercise may pass down a healthier metabolism to their kids, which could help protect against diabetes....

 2018-10-22 02:57 

Reuters

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China finds first cases of African Swine Fever in country's south...

China's three-month old outbreak of African Swine Fever has spread for the first time to the country's south, its major pork-consuming region, after authorities on Sunday reported two cases in southwest Yunnan province....

 2018-10-21 20:10 

ABC News (US)

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States discover news ways to finance Medicaid expansion...

The state-federal health insurance program is more popular than ever. Now, states that want to expand eligibility are devising new strategies to pay for it — creating, in...

 2018-10-21 19:24 

AP

Utah State Hospital cuts treatment wait times to 23 days...

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah State Hospital is making progress in its effort to cut down the wait times for people to undergo mental health treatment before they can stand trial, officials told lawma......

 2018-10-21 19:12 

Reuters

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Merck KGaA says might strike partnership deal this year...

German drugmaker Merck KGaA might agree partnership deals to jointly develop two of its most promising experimental medicines with a rival as early as this year, but more likely in 2019, its drug research and development chief said on Sunday....

 2018-10-21 18:07 

AP

Jennifer Garner plays with Arkansas kids at health center...

AUGUSTA, Ark. (AP) — Actress Jennifer Garner has brought a little fun to a northeast Arkansas childcare and family health center....

 2018-10-21 15:28 

ABC News (US)

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Medicaid expansion becomes key issue in GOP-leaning states...

Get breaking national and world news, broadcast video coverage, and exclusive interviews. Find the top news online at ABC news....

 2018-10-21 15:14 

AP

University of Madison studying placentas, premature births...

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — University of Madison researchers are studying placentas from births at a local hospital to identify structural changes in fetal membranes that could help determine when a prem......

 2018-10-21 15:11 

AP

Report: Wisconsin has a psychiatrist shortage...

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin is seeing a shortage of psychiatrists, with 20 of the state's 72 counties lacking a practicing psychiatrist, according to a report....

 2018-10-21 15:09 

Medscape

'Outstanding' Ovarian Cancer PFS With Olaparib Maintenance...

Patients with newly diagnosed advanced ovarian cancer have a marked increase in progression-free survival with maintenance olaparib after successful first-line chemotherapy, phase 3 study data indicates. Medscape Medical News...

 2018-10-21 15:09 

Medscape

'Outstanding' Ovarian Cancer PFS With Olaparib Maintenance...

Patients with newly diagnosed advanced ovarian cancer have a marked increase in progression-free survival with maintenance olaparib after successful first-line chemotherapy, phase 3 study data indicates. Medscape Medical News...

 2018-10-21 15:05 

AP

$20M gift boosts Michigan, Israeli research collaborations...

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The University of Michigan has received $20 million from a foundation to boost its collaboration with two Israeli research institutes....

 2018-10-21 14:50 

AP

Mount Marty College opens new nursing center, simulation lab...

YANKTON, S.D. (AP) — Mount Marty College has opened a new nursing center and simulation lab to provide hands-on training in a range of health care situations from basic health assessments to advanc......

 2018-10-21 14:30 

AP

Houston company recalls salad with chicken products...

HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston company has recalled nearly 1,800 pounds (816.47 kilograms) of ready-to-eat salad with chicken products because a corn ingredient may be contaminated with salmonella and li......

 2018-10-21 13:52 

Medscape

Palbociclib in Breast Cancer: New Overall Survival Data...

Final results from the PALOMA 3 study show that addition of palbociclib to fulvestrant improves overall survival by 7 months, but the result was not statistically significant. So now what? Medscape Medical News...

 2018-10-21 13:52 

Medscape

Palbociclib in Breast Cancer: New Overall Survival Data...

Final results from the PALOMA 3 study show that addition of palbociclib to fulvestrant improves overall survival by 7 months, but the result was not statistically significant. So now what? Medscape Medical News...

 2018-10-21 13:38 

AP

Winter ticks taking a toll on moose calves in New England...

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Moose calves are dying at unprecedented levels in New England, mostly because of the hordes of winter ticks — as many as 90,000 on one animal — that latch onto their bodies and......

 2018-10-21 12:23 

AP

NY lawmakers to review school health, P.E. programs...

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state lawmakers want to review the current state of physical education, mental health and health instruction in the state's schools....

 2018-10-21 12:15 

AP

Quarantined nurse returns to Doctors Without Borders...

A public health nurse is rejoining the group she worked for while treating Ebola patients before being quarantined in New Jersey....

 2018-10-21 12:13 

AP

New Hampshire city to get $800,000 in trauma assistance...

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire is getting $800,000 in trauma services to help children exposed to substance abuse....

 2018-10-21 10:00 

Medical News Today

Cancer: Even healthy tissue is 'riddled with mutations'...

A new study charts the slow build-up of genetic mutations. The researchers are surprised to find that even healthy human tissue carries many mutants....

 2018-10-21 09:22 

Reuters

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Roche takes on Loxo, Bayer in gene-defined cancer class...

Roche's entrectinib cancer pill was shown to shrink tumors in 57 percent of patients within a group that can only be identified via genetic profiling, as the Swiss drugmaker challenges an alliance of Bayer and Loxo Oncology in a new targeted treatment...

 2018-10-21 08:00 

CBC

Artist Leonardo da Vinci likely had an 'advantageous' eye disorder...

Based on Leonardo da Vinci's work, there is evidence that the artist had strabismus — a condition that affects about three percent of the population and is usually detected at birth. One eye is straight, while the other eye can drift....

 2018-10-21 06:25 

ABC News (US)

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'Dark day': Congo rebels kill 2 health agents fighting Ebola...

Get breaking national and world news, broadcast video coverage, and exclusive interviews. Find the top news online at ABC news....

 2018-10-21 06:24 

AP

'Dark day': Congo rebels kill 2 health agents fighting Ebola...

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — It is a "dark day" for everyone fighting the deadly Ebola outbreak after rebels shot and killed two medical agents with the Congolese army, Congo's health minister announced lat......

 2018-10-21 05:00 

Men's Health News

How to Keep Your Brain Sharp As You Get Older...

There are four key strategies that keep your brain going longer and stronger at any age, so you can keep Alzheimer's disease out of your future....

 2018-10-21 04:05 

AP

From cowboy to cannabis: Doctor opens first pot clinic...

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — The doctor who opened the first medical marijuana clinic in Lafayette is anything but ordinary....

 2018-10-21 01:21 

AP

Brown, Renacci spar again in 2nd Ohio US Senate debate...

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Candidates in Ohio's U.S. Senate campaign on Saturday argued in a second debate over different positions on taxes, immigration, gun control, climate change, the influence of m......

 2018-10-20 21:46 

ABC News (US)

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'Dark day': Congo rebels kill 2 health agents fighting Ebola...
 2018-10-20 18:52 

AP

Wyoming authorities check hunters' deer for wasting disease...

TEN SLEEP, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming wildlife officers are checking for chronic wasting disease in deer killed by hunters....

 2018-10-20 16:01 

AP

Immunotherapy scores a first win against some breast cancers...

For the first time, one of the new immunotherapy drugs has shown promise against breast cancer in a large study that combined it with chemotherapy to treat an aggressive form of the disease. But th......

 2018-10-20 15:52 

ABC News (US)

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Immunotherapy scores a first win against some breast cancers...

Get breaking national and world news, broadcast video coverage, and exclusive interviews. Find the top news online at ABC news....

 2018-10-20 15:08 

AP

York County sees spike in whooping cough cases...

KENNEBUNK, Maine (AP) — Maine health care experts say under-vaccinated communities are a prime suspect behind a spike in whooping cough in York County....

 2018-10-20 15:01 

AP

Texas jury find woman guilty of keeping food from young son...

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A jury has convicted a North Texas woman of attempted murder for withholding food and nutrients from her young son in a case prosecutors say included subjecting the child t......

 2018-10-20 15:00 

AP

Ohio has 4 cases of mysterious illness striking children...

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — State health officials say four cases of a rare, mysterious illness that can paralyze children have been confirmed in Ohio amid a jump in such cases nationally....

 2018-10-20 15:00 

NY Times

Stacey Abrams Hopes Medicaid Expansion Can Be a Winning Issue in Rural Georgia...

By framing expansion as a pragmatic business move, Ms. Abrams, the Democratic candidate for governor, is hoping to siphon some traditionally Republican rural votes....

 2018-10-20 14:53 

AP

More Oklahoma parents seeking child immunization exemptions...

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Department of Health says an increasing number of parents in the state are seeking exemptions from immunizations for their school-age children....

 2018-10-20 14:30 

NY Times

Immune-Based Treatment Helps Fight Aggressive Breast Cancer, Study Finds...

Combining immunotherapy and chemotherapy can help women with an aggressive type of breast cancer and should become their new standard of care....

 2018-10-20 14:15 

AP

Purdue University cuts working spouses from health care plan...

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Purdue University is joining a trend among large employers by limiting health care coverage for working spouses of the school's faculty and staff....

 2018-10-20 14:00 

Men's Health News

Here's Exactly What to Eat on Your Rest Day...

How should your diet change based on active and rest days? Here's what an expert has to say....

 2018-10-20 13:58 

ABC News (US)

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Coming clean: Public embrace for celeb addicts offers hope...

Get breaking national and world news, broadcast video coverage, and exclusive interviews. Find the top news online at ABC news....

 2018-10-20 13:40 

AP

Davidson has long history of fighting for Native issues...

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Valerie Davidson, the state's new lieutenant governor and the first Alaska Native woman to hold higher office in Alaska, has fought for Alaska Native social issues for deca......

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